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My field is the intersection of religion and science, particularly in America. Science and religion are often discussed as systems that exist separately in modern life. My research focuses on the everyday lives of non-elites, particularly women, to re-privilege voices from the non-elites of medical and religious communities and to show how religious and scientific systems flow together in everyday life. I trace how American Jewish women’s childbearing practices challenge conventional notions of what it means to be practicing religion and doing science: my dissertation investigates how women have acted as pioneers in producing knowledge and engaging in and inventing practices that take science out of the laboratory and religion where the impure or profane are often thought to dwell.


Observation Plans:
Grace Delmolino's observation by Cara Rock-Singer
Cara Rock-Singer's observation by Belinda Archibong